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Last hurdle before state

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In the program’s penultimate Class B track and field meet, the Watford City Wolves claimed both the boys and girls Northwest Regional titles Saturday afternoon at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. The soon-to-be Class A Wolves won nine out of the 38 events. The boys got wins in the 4x400 ...

Swinging for state

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Aiming to reach the Class B state baseball tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the program’s dominating seven-year run from 2004 to 2010, the No. 1-seeded Bishop Ryan Lions will enter the Region 6 baseball tournament Monday as the team to beat on their home turf at ...

Heilman medalist, Magi golf takes second

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RAY — In the last regular season Class A boys golf tournament of the season, Minot High School placed all six of its golfers inside the Top 10. But, the Magicians, with a team score of 319, still fell by three strokes to Bismarck Century (316) in the Williston Invite at the Links of North ...

Repeating history

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Almost a month ago, on April 20, the Minot High softball team was swept by Dickinson, 7-5 and 6-5. Back with a second chance, this time in a non-conference matchup, the Majettes (17-7, 13-3 WDA) couldn’t pull through, losing to the Midgets (21-1, 15-1 WDA) 13-3 in Game 1 and 12-1 in Game 2, ...

MHS tennis wins WDA title

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For the second straight year, the Minot High girls tennis team won the Western Dakota Association regular season championship. The Majettes (8-0 WDA) clinched the No. 1 seed going into next week’s tournament by taking down Century 6-3 Thursday on the road. “We are fortunate to have ...

A modest reflection

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There it was. The Robertson Cup. In sight, but unworthy to be touched. One period separated the Minot Minotauros from what seemed like their destiny. From the last North American Hockey League team to make it into the playoffs to being the last team standing, it would have been the perfect ...

MSU’s Eul named Central Region Coach of the Year

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DALLAS — Minot State’s Scott Eul has been selected as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Central Region Coach of the Year and junior Celestino Rodriguez was named honorable mention all-region the organization announced on Wednesday. Eul, who was also named the Northern ...

One run is enough

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The Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark Lakers squared off to face No. 2 Bishop Ryan for the second time this year Tuesday for the NW Sub-Region Tournament championship game. Previously, the Lakers edged out the Lions 8-7 on May 7. Tuesday, the Lakers were able to repeat history, besting ...

Majettes tennis strikes down Mandan

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The Minot High girls tennis team (13-1, 7-0 WDA) remain undefeated in the WDA with a solid win over the Mandan Braves (7-6, 2-5 WDA) Tuesday in Mandan. Minot head coach Scott DeLorme was pleased with the effort. “For whatever reason, we have struggled at Mandans courts in the past, but I ...

Cup dreams dashed

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BLAINE, Minn. - Walking back to the bench before the start of the third period, Minot Minotauros head coach Marty Murray exchanged a passing five-high with a little girl wearing a Minotauros’ sweater. Murray appeared calm and collected, just like always, before facing the biggest period of ...

EISEN: The miraculous run of the Minotauros

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BLAINE, Minn. - I couldn’t believe what I was watching. So much so that I texted sports editor Garrick Hodge to let him know how bad the Minot Minotauros were looking in this early season affair back in October. While I can’t remember exactly what I hastily wrote in that moment, I do ...

MHS boys golf takes second at home meet

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The Minot High boys golf team narrowly missed winning its own invitational Monday. Century won the invite with a team score of 309, while the Magi took second with a 313. Bismarck finished third with a 321 and Dickinson was fourth with a score of 342. Century’s Jackson Ward won the ...

Zimmerman adds second All-Region honor

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Minot State senior Tori Zimmermann has been named to the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-Central Softball Region team announced on Monday. Zimmermann was named the first team catcher on the All-Central Region team, which marks her ...

MSU women’s basketball lands Division II transfer

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The Minot State women’s basketball team announced the addition of a transfer from Regis University, head coach Mark Graupe announced on Monday. Caitlin Deaton of Wausau, Wisconsin is a 5’ 11” guard transferring to Minot State after playing one season at Regis University. Deaton was a ...

Charging to the championship

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BLAINE, Minn. - Ondrej Pavel didn’t know what to do, then he was swarmed by a sea of maroon. “I don’t even know where I shot it, I’m having a complete blackout,” Pavel said in the aftermath of scoring a game-winning overtime goal in the Minot Minotauro’s biggest win in franchise ...

Pitching queen of Class B

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When Erica Hermanson steps on the mound, the world disappears and it’s just her, the ball, the batter and her catcher. She has been a part of a varsity team since the seventh-grade and was the first eighth-grader to ever make the all-state team in North Dakota. Des Lacs-Burlington/ Lewis ...

Racing on Mother’s Day

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Garrick Hodge/MDN Several race cars fight for position during a heat race Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot. Full race results will be available in Tuesday’s paper.

WDA clinched

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The 2018 Minot High girls soccer team is the first team in school history to clinch the regular season Western Dakota Association title with its home win Saturday over Jamestown, 4-0. It’s something that seniors Carly McCuaig and Rebecca Kostenko have been waiting their entire high school ...

MSU’s Schlosser named NSIC All-Tournament

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Minot State junior Wyatt Schlosser was named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Tournament team as selected by media members and announced by the league office on Saturday. Schlosser batted .368 in the five games in which the Beavers played in the ...